Water Management

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste in the Food System

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March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. In honor of this important anniversary, this week we are highlighting 7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste. Please visit the Food Tank website each day over the next week for posts focused on innovations around water. 
 
Although the earth has 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water, only 0.001 percent of that is accessible for human consumption and use. And 70 percent of water is used for agricultural purposes.

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World water forum urges cooperation between energy, water communities

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STOCKHOLM, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Global leaders in the 24th annual World Water Week in Stockholm urged the energy and water communities to work together to meet the challenge of providing clean drinking water and energy for a growing world population.
 
According to a press release from the World Water Week on Monday, water and energy are two inseparable resources that affect each other in many ways.
 
Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of World Water Week organizer Stockholm International Water Institute, said: "The challenges are immense.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

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UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 per cent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a "chronic or recurrent" lack of clean water.

He told the Security Council that "strains on water access are already rising in all regions," noting that three- quarters of the 193 UN member states share rivers or lake basins with their neighbors.
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Antibiotic Waste is Polluting India and China's rivers; Big Pharma Must Act

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https://www.theguardian.com - Alejandro Litovsky
 A strain of the E coli bacteria. Pollution from pharmaceutical production is a factor in the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Illustration: Janice Carr/AP
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Pollution from drugs factories, many in India and China, is causing the spread of anti-microbial resistance. Pharma companies are under pressure to act.
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are a fundamental threat to global health, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon recently told a general assembly meeting. Failure to address the problem, he said, would make it “difficult if not impossible” to provide universal healthcare, “and it will put the sustainable development goals in jeopardy”.

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Scientists Make Sea Water Drinkable, Produce 6.3 Million Litres A Day

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http://www.ndtv.com - Pallava Bagla
Scientists of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre use waste steam from a nuclear reactor to purify the seawater.
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MUMBAI: As 13 states struggle with drought, scientists in a corner of India have devised a way to make potable water - 6.3 million litre of it every day - from sea water.  They have also developed certain filtration methods that ensure groundwater containing arsenic and uranium are safe to drink.
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California Is Building The Country's Largest Solar Desalination Plant

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If you want to take a shower or wash dishes in East Porterville, California, you'll probably have to use a bucket. The water stopped running in most houses over a year ago. But nearby, farmers are paying to get rid of around 300 billion gallons of water a year. ... Read more about California Is Building The Country's Largest Solar Desalination Plant

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Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

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Geni Geodesgin

There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

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